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Career Opportunity: B.C. Communications Director

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is hiring a B.C. Director to do hundreds of media interviews; produce engaging social media content; file dozens of freedom of information requests; and, most importantly, mobilize hundreds of thousands of Canadian taxpayers to stand up for lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government.

The B.C. Director has wide-ranging freedom to win policy victories. There are no cluttered approval processes or rigid office hours in this role. There’s no working in the shadows to build a bigger profile for someone higher up the pecking order.

We want to you to work hard and to shine with our talented and dedicated team.

The B.C. Director will report directly to the Vice President of Communications, and will be responsible for creating and executing campaigns to save taxpayers money and make politicians and bureaucrats more accountable.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor issues in the media, social media and government communications
  • Provide comment to journalists
  • Write and issue press releases
  • Publish OpEds in newspapers and online publications
  • Stage stunts and press conferences to drive debate
  • Attend budget lockups and participate in media scrums
  • File freedom of information requests
  • Produce reports such as pre-budget submissions
  • Communicate with supporters through email, social media, videos, podcasts, in-person meetings, etc.
  • Produce content such as podcast episodes, Facebook posts and YouTube videos
  • Develop and run campaigns focused on specific issues

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • A deep commitment to the Canadian Taxpayers Federations mission: lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government.
  • Experience in public policy, media relations, politics or journalism and related post-secondary education.
  • Strong writing ability is essential.
  • Experience with media, public speaking and campaign organization.
  • Familiarity with government documents, such as budgets.
  • Proficiency in French an asset, but not required.

 

CULTURE

For more than 30 years, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has been Canada’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government. It now has more than 235,000 supporters.

Directors work independently in offices across Canada, but we are a tightly knit and supportive team that has fun collaborating. Working from home offices is encouraged.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and a health plan is available to employees.

 

APPLY NOW:

Applicants should email Vice President of Communications Todd MacKay at [email protected] and include the following:

  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • Salary expectations
  • References

Professional Sales Opportunities

Add your voice, through a rewarding professional sales career with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canada's leading non-partisan citizen's advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government.

Openings are available in various locations across Canada for independent commissioned sales representatives with a compensation package that includes generous bonus incentives and residual income.

As an Independent Contractor, you will solicit supporters and contributions on behalf of the CTF and its mandate. As a motivated self-starter, you will call on individuals and businesses within an area and time frame that can be tailored to best suit your personal schedule.

A team of seasoned sales professionals will support you by providing in-depth comprehensive initial training, on-going support and the sales tools necessary to succeed and make a difference. A willingness to learn, personal organization and previous sales experience is beneficial.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the National Field Manager:

  • MAIL
    Canadian Taxpayers Federation
    501-2201 11th Ave Regina, SK S4P 0J8

  • EMAIL
    [email protected]

Interested in an internship with The Canadian Taxpayers Federation?

The CTF hires one full-time paid intern for the fall semester (September-December), one intern for the winter semester (January-April) and two interns for the summer (May-August) to work in our Ottawa office.

Our internship program offers post-secondary students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to work alongside our federal communications director and our research director, conducting research and advocacy work.

Past interns have worked on various research and communications projects that have resulted in local and nation-wide releases and media coverage, including:

  • MP/MLA pension calculations
  • Municipal Ratepayers Guide
  • Ontario’s Blended Sales Tax
  • Federal election candidate reimbursements

How to apply for CTF Internship

If you are interested in applying to be an intern in the CTF's Ottawa office, please send your resume, references and a cover letter detailing why you would be an ideal CTF intern to Todd MacKay, via email [email protected]